6 killed in head on collision between 2 cars in India

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-25 23:00:40|Editor: yan
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NEW DELHI, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed and seven others injured Saturday in a head-on collision between two cars in India's southwestern state of Karnataka, officials said.

The accident took place at Metikurke village of Chitradurga district, about 168 km northwest of Bengaluru, the capital city of Karnataka.

"Today six people were killed on the spot and seven others injured when two cars they were travelling in collided head-on at Metikurke here," a police official posted in Chitradurga said.

According to police, the collision happened when a tyre of one of the cars burst, the driver lost control over the car, which hit another car coming in opposite direction.

After the accident, locals removed the injured to hospital. The identity of the deceased is being ascertained, the official said.

Deadly road accidents are common in India often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads and reckless driving.

According to an official report released recently, India witnessed an average of over 400 deaths in road accidents every day during 2016.